Cover

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Title Page, Other Works in the Series, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Introduction: The Politics of Theory in Post-Franco Spain

Silvia L. Lopez, Jenaro Talens, Darío Villanueva

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pp. ix-xxv

This volume presents a sample of contemporary critical work now being done in Spain. More often than not, "theory" is a word associated with France, Germany, and the United States. Seldom do we read how Spanish scholars are examining and using critical perspectives such as psychoanalysis, deconstruction, discourse analysis...

Representation

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1 Making Sense after Babel

Jenaro Talens

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pp. 3-27

Translators occupy the smallest print in the history of literature. They are more than the impersonal, they are the anonymous. With few exceptions, the name of the translator appears in small type on the credits page; it rarely appears on the title page, and almost never on the cover. It is as if the act of reading a text in a language...

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2 The Television Newscast: A Postmodern Discourse

Jesus Gonzalez-Requena

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pp. 28-42

The production of reality today—that is, the production of those discourses that constitute it and that make consensus possible— demands enlargement and adaptation of the technology of the past into today's "mass communication media." The reason is unmistakable: the expansion of the capitalist market, the Industrial Revolution, and the progressive antagonism of scientific...

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3 Architectures of the Gaze

Santos Zunzunegui

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pp. 43-56

I shall begin with something evident. Museums—in particular, fine arts museums—have become in modern societies, at least in those that became what they are under the revolutionary impulse of Enlightenment philosophy, an exemplary space in which unanimous commemoration can take place. They are a space where...

Aesthetics

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4 The Immutability of the Text, the Freedom of the Reader, and Aesthetic Experience

Rafael Nunez-Ramos

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pp. 59-68

One of the features most commonly attributed to a work of art is the union, inseparability, or lack of distinction between form and substance, expression and content. Even though I think that this concept is well explained by some authors (especially Lotman and Mukarovsky), perhaps it would be appropriate to consider it from a pragmatic perspective, for only in that way may we appreciate its true relevance...

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5 Phenomenology and Pragmatics of Literary Realism

Dario Villanueva

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pp. 69-89

Realism not only has shaped important schools and periods in the evolution of world literature, but also has constituted a basic constant in all literature since the formulation of the principle of mimesis in the Poetics of Aristotle. For this reason, it is one of the central points of literary theory most in need of a clarification of its conceptual limits...

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6 The Pragmatics of Lyric Poetry

Jose Maria Pozuelo-Yvancos

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pp. 90-105

The lyric origins of the poem, as set down by linguistic poetics, have been established on the theoretical grounds that the poem is a linguistic object of a special type. Indeed, as a measure of its "poeticity" (poeticidad), one might describe the poem as having been derived from those rhetorical-elocutive origins (figures and tropes) of...

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7 Reading in Process, the Antitext, and the Definition of Literature

Manuel Asensi

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pp. 106-126

In a previous work, dedicated to a theoria1 of reading, I investigated the paradoxical movement that characterizes the relationship between the language of literary theory and that of literature. One of the core chapters of that work noted the characteristics of identity and difference that mediate between text and metatext...

Subjectivity

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8 Subjectivity and Temporality in Narrative

Cristina Pena-Marin

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pp. 129-142

The narrative carried out by a subject that addresses itself and takes itself as the protagonist of its own story raises a series of questions about the relationship between subjectivity and temporality, about the construction of narrative time, and also about the place that narrative occupies in the process of building identity. Recent...

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9 Subject and Language: Reflections on Lacan and Jinkis

Juan Miguel Company-Ramon

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pp. 143-159

Jorge E. Jinkis, in his fundamental article "A Topical Distinction: The Subject of the Enunciation and the I of Discourse," follows the split present in Lacanian writings between enunciation and utterance. He analyzes the different conceptual value that Roman Jakobson's shifter, that is, that which articulates utterance with true enunciation, has in Lacanian psychoanalysis. In order to account for...

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Afterword: Aesthetics and Politics

Tom Lewis

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pp. 160-182

The selection of essays presented in Critical Practices in Post- Franco Spain accurately reflects the balance of forces within Spanish literary theory since 1975. Fairly specific absences and emphases help to map the terrain. Gender criticism of Spanish literature remains primarily the work of scholars residing in North America. Today...

Contributors

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pp. 183-184

Index

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pp. 185-196